Introduction: The Healthiest Cupcake in the World!

      Hist!  Ere my fain eyne saw yon cupcakes my brain had fie.  Then I took the bite betimes... Yoicks!!   Eftsoons I wist forthwith that yon cupcakes were peradventure... The Healthiest Cupcakes in the World!

     What you are about to learn will change your life forever!  No butter, no sucrose, no lactose, and no additional sodium!  
Say goodbye to the artery clogging saturated fats, the overused white sugar and salt, the uncomfortable lactose (for those who are lactose intolerant), and say HELLO to 2.5 servings of vegetables and 2.5 servings of fruits!  That's already a whole days worth of fruits and vegetables in one batch of The Healthiest Cupcake in the World! while maintaining that delicious fluffy cupcake sweetness.  (One batch is equal to about 8 cupcakes).  
       
Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar-free applesauce
1 banana*
1 kiwi*
1 handful blueberries*
1 cup baby spinach*
1/4-1/2 cup broccoli**
1/4-1/2 cup baby carrots**
1 splash of almond milk*

*you can add whatever fruits and vegetables you desire.  As long as they make a thick smoothie in the blender.
** depending on which taste you prefer

Directions
-Put all fruits and vegetables in the blender with a splash of milk (i used lactose free almond milk). If you want you can leave out the blueberries for now, and put them in the batter later to have blueberry chunks in the cupcake. :)
-Blend the fruits and vegetables! The smoothie should be thick and green, you made need to add more spinach to get desired "greenness".
-Now add the flour, eggs, powder, vanilla, applesauce, etc.
-Stir, mix, fold, blend, whatever you desire to make it look like batter.
- Pour in some or all of the smoothie (depending on your preferences). Less will make the batter thicker, more will make it thinner.
-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Ferinheight
-Pam the cupcake pan.
-Pour batter in about 1/2 - 2/3 full.
-Cook for 20 min.
-Take out of the oven and enjoy!!!

I would recommend a butter cream frosting to put on the cakes, but considering I don't have any, I made up a couple of alternatives...

Whipped Cream! (see picture)
Honey Blueberry Glaze! Just blueberries and honey in blender (see picture)
Strawberry Yogurt! (see picture)
Christmas Tree! With gel food coloring and star sprinkles (see picture here and on final page).

Step 1: Directions! (Extended With Pictures)

Directions
-Put all fruits and vegetables in the blender with a splash of milk (i used lactose free almond milk). If you want you can leave out the blueberries for now, and put them in the batter later to have blueberry chunks in the cupcake. :)

Note: I don't really like broccoli too much, and a 1/2 cup was too much for me.   Feel free to replace it with whatever you like.
           Also, the picture shows only a 1/2 cup spinach, I ended up adding an additional 1/2 cup for additional green color.


Step 2: Will It Blend?

-Blend the fruits and vegetables!  The smoothie should be thick and green, you made need to add more spinach to get desired "greenness".

Step 3: The Batter!

-Now add the flour, eggs, powder, vanilla, applesauce, etc.
_Stir, mix, fold, blend, whatever you desire to make it look like batter.
- Pour in some or all of the smoothie (depending on your preferences).  Less will make the batter thicker, more will make it thinner.

Step 4: Pour Into Cupcake Trays!

-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Ferinheight
-Pam the cupcake pan.
-Pour batter in about 1/2 - 2/3 full.
-Cook for 20 min.
-Take out of the oven and enjoy!!!


Step 5: Decorate!

I would recommend a butter cream frosting to put on the cakes, but considering I don't have any, I made up a couple of alternatives...

Whipped Cream! (see picture)
Honey Blueberry Glaze!  Just blueberries and honey in blender (see picture)
Strawberry Yogurt! (see picture)
Christmas Tree!  With gel food coloring and star sprinkles (see picture here and on intro page)

Comments

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Hulali made it!(author)2011-12-11

This looks quite interesting, I'm certainly going to try it! Thank you for the recipe!

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ploogle made it!(author)2011-10-19

These "world's healthiest" cupcakes...aren't.

You can substitute almond flour for the bleached white flour this suggests, and be very careful with "sugar-free" applesauce. It may just have a dastardly unhealthy sugar substitute, whereas a small bit of sugar is not unhealthy.

And if you're going for the title of "world's healthiest", be sure to use eggs from pastured chickens!

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shauden made it!(author)2011-06-06

wow, first comment, i guess people are just afraid to try something new or healthy xD

Good work though, i think i might give it a try, but with a few other ingredients ;)

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TheRoaringNacho made it!(author)2011-06-14

No, they're too busy actually trying it right now instead of writing 'first comment!'

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